It’s… well… it’s not a pretty one.
This salad kind of deserved to live on the darkest corners of the #uglyfood hashtag, but instead I’m posting it front and center here. I just can’t be bothered to worry about the attractiveness of my food right now. Perfectionism is so off my radar at the moment.
And hey. If I sound half-assed, please know it’s just about appearances. I really like this ugly little salad. And I think you will too.
Grilled romaine, roasted chickpeas. Two of my current obsessions. To get those chickpeas smoky, you’re going to coat them with smoked paprika. Yesyesyes. Did I ever tell you about the time I treated myself to some very expensive smoked paprika, not realizing I was buying a huge bulk tin of it? That was a good laugh. And it makes visitors to my kitchen – friends, plumbers, family members – oh so jealous.
We don’t stop there. Crispy, roasted tenderstem broccoli. Avocado (obviously). Home made roasted garlic dressing (though you can sub for any creamy or caesar style dressing if you have a favorite). Everything is vegan, everything is nutritious, everything is tasty.
You’ve got crunchy, chewy, smoky, garlicky, crispy, leafy, creamy…. but maybe I can just stop listing adjectives and we’ll agree that this salad has everything you need / want / could ever imagine?
So. Don’t judge a book by it’s cover and don’t judge a salad by how a tired food blogger presents it. The salad is epic. Enjoy it for the messy, unattractive delight that it is.
I’ll hopefully be back with some more energy for presentation soon. In the meantime, if you’re interested in more attractive vegan recipes, there are a few lurking here in my vegan archives! Including this marginally prettier vegan caesar salad– the dressing for which works really well with this recipe too.